BEFORE THE ARBITRATOR
In the Matter of the Arbitration of a Dispute Between
WISCONSIN PROFESSIONAL POLICE
LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
CITY OF MONROE (DISPATCHERS)
Mr. Steven J. Urso, WPPA Executive Assistant, Wisconsin
Professional Police Association/LEER
Division, 340 Coyier Lane, Madison, Wisconsin 53713, for the Association.
Brennan, Steil, Basting & MacDougall, S.C., by Attorney Howard
Goldberg, P.O. Box 990,
Madison, Wisconsin 53701-0990, for the City.
Pursuant to a request by Wisconsin Professional Police Association/Law Enforcement
Employee Relations Division, herein the "Association," and the subsequent concurrence by
of Monroe, herein the "City," the undersigned was appointed Arbitrator by the Wisconsin
Employment Relations Commission on June 8, 1998, pursuant to the procedure
contained in the
grievance-arbitration provisions of the parties' collective bargaining agreement, to hear and
a dispute as specified below.
A settlement conference was conducted by the undersigned on June 11, 1998.
a hearing was scheduled for December 21, 1998, in Monroe, Wisconsin. At hearing on said
the parties entered into a Settlement Agreement which is attached hereto. The record then
Based on same, and the entire record, I issue the following
Based on the Settlement Agreement which is attached hereto, the case file in this
closed and the matter is dismissed with prejudice.
Dated at Madison, Wisconsin, this 7th day of January, 1999.
Dennis P. McGilligan /s/
Dennis P. McGilligan, Arbitrator
August 4, 1998
Mr. Steven Urso
Wisconsin Professional Police Association
340 Coyier Lane
Madison, WI 53713
RE: Cross Training Plans/Records/Michele M. Jones
Dear Mr. Urso:
It is my desire to also cross train Michele M. Jones in records duties within the Police
based on her request. I will attempt to schedule this as soon as can be done effectively,
I may not be able to do so as quickly as hoped.
Currently, we are in the process of field training with four (4) officers, two (2) are
solo, but have no knowledge of how to work dispatch. The other two (2) are only about in
middle of their program with an FTO and also have no knowledge of working dispatch.
in with short staffing for records, this makes it difficult to pull another dispatcher from that
In addition, I am now told that another dispatcher will begin maternity leave in early
will precipitate rescheduling of dispatch. Likely this will mean that Michele Jones will be
up to Day Shift dispatch.
We will try to begin cross training in late September, after the large Cheese Days
event, so around
the last week in that month we will try to schedule some training. This likely will be held
up by the
aforementioned maternity leave in October, and may have to be delayed until November.
it seems to take about six (6) weeks to be familiar, this may have to be done by a process of
here and a week there.
This is the best we can do for now, hopefully, if everyone remains patient, we can get
here, which could benefit us all.
Frederick A. Kelley /s/
Frederick A. Kelley
Chief of Police
December 21, 1998
The City agrees to extend this letter agreement so that training will begin on or before
1999, unless unforeseen events arise which may delay training. In return, the Union and the
grievant, Michele Jones, agree to dismiss, with prejudice, her grievance #98-205 which was
submitted to the WERC. This document will constitute a consent agreement and the
authorized to issue a consent award incorporating the terms of this agreement which will
basis for finalizing this matter.
Michele Jones /s/
Steven Urso /s/
Frederick Kelley /s/
Howard Goldberg /s/